Against all odds, Donald Trump is now the 45th US president. As part of the perks that come with the title, Trump will become the primary user of the most sophisticated plane in the world – Air Force One.
Actually, ‘Air Force One’ is just the call name that one of the two identical customized Boeing 747 assumes whenever the president is on board. Normally, the planes are referred to by their tail numbers — 28000 and 29000.
Donald Trump is a wealthy man by all standards. He claims to be worth $10 billion, but those figures are highly disputed. He is assuming the presidency as the first man to own a private jet before taking office.
His personal jet is a Boeing 757, which reportedly cost a whopping $100 million.
The president has owned the Boeing airliner (registration N757AF) since 2011 and has customized the aircraft to his liking.
Have a closer look at Boeing 757-200 jet.
Though President Trump may be the jet’s current owner, he wasn’t its first.
Trump’s Boeing 757-2J4ER first flew in May 1991. The new airliner was delivered to Sterling Airlines, a now defunct Danish low-cost carrier. A couple of years later, it found its way into the fleet of Mexico’s Taesa, also now a defunct airline.
In 1995, the jet was bought by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen. For the next 15 years, the Boeing served as a corporate runabout for the billionaire’s various interests.
In 2011, Mr. Trump took delivery of the then 20-year-old jet and added his personal touches — at great expense.
The current 757 took the place of the previous Trump jet, a Boeing 727 built in 1969.
The Boeing 757 is powered by two Rolls-Royce RB211 turbofan engines.
The Rolls-Royce engines are a feature the president was very keen to have on his plane.
Though it’s not the most fuel-efficient engine in the world, it is incredibly powerful.
In airline operations, the Boeing 757-200 can carry as many as 239 passengers, but Trump’s plane is configured for only 43.
It has all of the features you’d expect Trump to enjoy, such as …
… a silk-lined master bedroom equipped with …
… a big-screen entertainment system …
… a master bath with 24-karat gold fixtures, and …
… a shower! In total, the plane is equipped with two bedrooms.
In fact, virtually every fixture in the plane is 24-karat gold-plated — even the seat belts!
The plane’s headrests and pillows are embroidered with the Trump family crest.
Trump’s guests also travel in style.
There’s a dining room.
The seats have personal entertainment systems and convert into beds.
There’s also a private guest room …
Everything is controlled by touch screen — even access to Trump’s DVR.
If you get hungry, there’s also a galley.
At the same time, nothing in the sky is quite like Air Force One.
Source – Business Insider
Here’s a video tour of ‘Trump Force One’